Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Feb 2017, 03:18

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Sep 2009
Posts: 396
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V38
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 5

Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Nov 2009, 20:46
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

68% (01:43) correct 32% (00:58) wrong based on 131 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

49. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

OA is E - I cant reason why D is incorrect.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat. the novel itself could be a a result of the tensions during the cold war. Eventhough it is less likely than the sales of the novel going up because of the war - one cannot eliminate this possibility
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Affiliations: PMP
Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 312
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 162 [5] , given: 37

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2009, 19:33
5
KUDOS
"when" should modify the time 1960s, not "cold war" ,hence D is wrong. also note that D is in passive voice

E is right because

"regarded as" is correct idiom
when correctly modifies time
_________________

Thanks, Sri
-------------------------------
keep uppp...ing the tempo...

Press +1 Kudos, if you think my post gave u a tiny tip

Intern
Joined: 18 May 2010
Posts: 30
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [2] , given: 3

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2010, 07:04
2
KUDOS
Odd why someone didnot mention this already. So am going to put this explanation out there, hope the experts can comment on this assessment.....

"Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War" >> This subordinate clause is really talking about "sales" or in other words is modifying "sales" - not "the spy novel". hence this clause must be next to "sales". E is the only option that corrects this.

Am I wrong in my assessment?
If not and you like this assessment then +1kudos pls
_________________

_____________________________________
If you like this comment, then +1 kudos pls

Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Mumbai, India
WE 1: 3
WE 2: 2
WE 3: 2
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 15 [1] , given: 9

### Show Tags

31 May 2010, 01:36
1
KUDOS
IMO B
E cant be correct: regarded....the sales of nove reched ...
it seems sales were regrded by the experts...not the novel
_________________

ASHISH DONGRE
BE KIND & GENEROUS TO SHARE THE KUDOS...THE MORE YOUR GIVE THE MORE YOU GET

Intern
Joined: 19 Aug 2009
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2009, 19:31
Answer D is grammatically correct, but it doesn't conform to the meaning in the original sentence. Answer choice E remedies the incorrect grammar in A and keeps its meaning whereas answer D has a different meaning.
Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Mumbai, India
WE 1: 3
WE 2: 2
WE 3: 2
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 9

### Show Tags

31 May 2010, 01:25
IMO B
E cant be correct: regarded....the sales of nove reched ...
it seems sales were regrded by the experts...not the novel
_________________

ASHISH DONGRE
BE KIND & GENEROUS TO SHARE THE KUDOS...THE MORE YOUR GIVE THE MORE YOU GET

Manager
Joined: 30 Jun 2004
Posts: 177
Location: Singapore
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 5

### Show Tags

31 May 2010, 04:45
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.
SVP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1558
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 593 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

03 Jun 2010, 06:10
other than "regarded to be" which is unidiomatic what else is incorrect in option (A)?

Can someone comment on this portion....when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 441
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 112

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2010, 07:20
tarun wrote:
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.

Still not convinced with E , their sales ...( can books be referred as sales ) .. I know the OA is E only but still I reckon B is correct..please explain it again ..
Intern
Joined: 03 Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2010, 01:34
I think the author of the sentence is trying to convey the following -- "What is regarded as a result of tensions?" The answer is "Sales of the book". Hence E is the clear winner.

gauravnagpal wrote:
tarun wrote:
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.

Still not convinced with E , their sales ...( can books be referred as sales ) .. I know the OA is E only but still I reckon B is correct..please explain it again ..
Manager
Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Posts: 100
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 30

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2010, 06:31
IMO 'E'

"regarded as" is correct idiom and unlike 'D', result of tension of war is the sales and not the spy novel itself.
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me a kudos. THANKS!

Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 244
Location: India
GMAT Date: 07-16-2012
GPA: 3.4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 25

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2011, 04:54
Regarded as is correct IDIOM.... past partciple modifer in E correctly modifies the sale....hence E
_________________

-------Analyze why option A in SC wrong-------

Manager
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 164
WE 1: Information Technology(Retail)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 29

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2011, 05:41
Ans -E,

Option D is incorrect as "spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions" seems to indicate that the Spy Novel was a result of tensions.
Option E clearly refers that the result of tesion was the Sales increase.

Besides this Option A,B are filtered out due to use of "Regarding to be" which is unidiomatic. The correct form is "Regarded as"
Manager
Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 70
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 14

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2013, 02:57
Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Can someone please explain why D is incorrect as I am not able to figure out any grammatical mistake in that
BSchool Forum Moderator
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1445
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 303

Kudos [?]: 1247 [0], given: 816

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jun 2013, 02:06
veenu08 wrote:
Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Can someone please explain why D is incorrect as I am not able to figure out any grammatical mistake in that

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.
the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War ... this part incorrectly conveys that the spy novel was a result of the war, whereas actually the sales were a result of the war.
E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.
Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s,
This statement correctly modifies everything correctly

Hope it helps! and if it does, press the kudos button please
_________________

ISB Preparation Kit | GMAT Debrief

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 259
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT Date: 07-25-2013
GPA: 3.83
WE: Architecture (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 184 [0], given: 99

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2013, 19:51
I have studied during my GMAT PREPARATION that as should be followed by a clause .One exception is that if it performs a function then need not be followed by a clause .
But in option E as is used in initial part of sentence without a clause is that correct usage pls explain
_________________

"Giving kudos" is a decent way to say "Thanks" and motivate contributors. Please use them, it won't cost you anything

Manager
Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 70
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 14

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2013, 00:58
Seeing the tensions during the cold war the novel was written about that, can't that be the scenario.. I am still not able to rule out option D
Manager
Joined: 01 Oct 2006
Posts: 70
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 4

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2013, 09:29
veenu08 wrote:
Seeing the tensions during the cold war the novel was written about that, can't that be the scenario.. I am still not able to rule out option D

I agree with ankurgupta's explanation.
Intern
Joined: 22 Apr 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2013, 11:00
I agree with phoenix 72. I think its E on the basis of meaning.
Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 244
Location: India
GMAT Date: 07-16-2012
GPA: 3.4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 25

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Aug 2013, 04:51
veenu08 wrote:
Seeing the tensions during the cold war the novel was written about that, can't that be the scenario.. I am still not able to rule out option D

The real issue is what "when" in option D modifying. As I know when can be used as subordinator or as relative pronoun modifier. In option D "when" is used as relative pronoun modifier. As a rule when can not modify cold war. when can only modify time. Hence option D is incorrect.
_________________

-------Analyze why option A in SC wrong-------

Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the   [#permalink] 13 Aug 2013, 04:51

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 22 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
11 Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the 17 29 Dec 2012, 10:31
1 During an era when interracial tensions in the United States 9 21 Jul 2008, 18:05
During an era when interracial tensions in the United States 2 12 Jan 2008, 06:16
Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the 10 19 Dec 2007, 10:04
During an era when interracial tensions in the United States 6 24 Oct 2007, 07:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by